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hi all, an enquiry from from uk,
can you please help guys ,2014 optima 2 ,got standard 18" kia optima alloys ,( not pizza style ). i dont want to lower car or change to bigger wheel, was thinking i would like to perhaps use spacer to push wheel out a bit to the arch ,will this harm the steering etc and how far would you go ,dont want any probs with rubbing .
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have bought pizza style alloys as well ,need refurb ,dont want black any ideas to be different pls ,was thinking have them re diamond cut then paint "insert" blue ???
 

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Spacers won't harm anything, but the only problem is that the thickness needs to be monitored so as to leave enough thread for the lug nuts. Some say 6 full turns is needed, so turn the nut on 6 turns and check the difference between the nut and wheel. You can also place washers over a couple of studs, put the wheel on and check nut turns and add washers to get the correct thickness, then you'll know.
 

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Hi, I just put 3mm billet spacers on mine with the 2015 18" wheels and no issue at all, the lugs easily pass the 6 turn idea and are tight every time I check. I did use a bit of blue thread lock for a little extra assurance. Have not driven a lot due to the nature of things, but every time I get back I do check and no issue. 3mm does not sound like much but the eye can easily detect it and I love the slightly wider stance and no chance of rubbing fenders.
 

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If you really want to space out your wheels, go with a 20mm set. They have their own studs, and secure to the stock hub. No risk of rubbing, and I've run my set for a few years now with no issues.
 
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